Washington Fish and Wildlife Office
Pacific Region

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs

 


     
  I found a wild animal and I think it needs help. Who should I call?
  I found a stranded sea otter! What should I do?
  I am looking for information about a species that lives in Washington. Where should I go?
  I am looking for specific pictures of an animal. Do you have any?
  Where can I go for information regarding permits?
  Where can I go for information related specifically to bald or golden eagle permits?
  I have questions regarding consultations and Section 7 compliance. Where do I go?
  I have questions regarding the laws that govern international trade. Where should I go?
  I am a student and would like more information regarding jobs within the federal government. Where do I go from here?
  I am out of school and looking for a job with the federal government. Where should I go?
  I have questions regarding fishing licenses, parking passes, senior passes, equestrian access, and hiking and hunting information. Where should I go?
  What public land does the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manage?
  I am interested in viewing publications written by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff members. Where should I look?
  I am interested in learning more about ongoing studies that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is involved in. Where should I look?
     


Questions Regarding Wild Animals

  Q:   I found a wild animal and I think it needs help. Who should I call?
  A: For all questions regarding wild animal sightings, rescue, protection or other concerns, please visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife website or call 360-902-2200 to speak to someone directly.
   
  Q: I found a stranded sea otter! What should I do?
  A: Thank you for your concern. Sea otters are protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act.  Like all animals when injured or out of their element, sea otters can be dangerous- please do not approach. This is for the safety of you and the animal.  Please click here for more information on what to do or who to call in this situation.
   
  Q: I am looking for information about a species that lives in Washington. Where should I go?
  A: Washington species lists and information (including information on endangered species) can be found here.
   
  Q: I am looking for specific pictures of an a animal. Do you have any?
  A: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has thousands of photos that are available for public use. You can find these photos either in our National Digital Library or our regional Flickr account. We ask that you respect copyright laws and always give credit to the photographer.
     

Questions Regarding Consultations, Permits or International Trade

  Q: Where can I go for information regarding permits?
  A: Click here to be redirected to the permits section of our website.
   
  Q: Where can I go for information related specifically to Bald or Golden Eagle permits?
  A: Click here to be redirected to our national Migratory Bird Program page.
   
  Q: I have questions regarding consultations and Section 7 compliance. Where do I go?
  A: Click here to be redirected to our Section 7 Consultation page.
   
  Q: I have questions regarding the laws that govern international trade. Where should I go?
  A: CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) is a multinational agreement that was made in 1975 to prevent species from becoming extinct because of international trade. If you have questions about international trade or the laws governing it, please click here.
 
 

Questions Regarding Employment with the Federal Government

  Q: I am a student and would like more information regarding jobs within the federal government. Where do I go from here?
  A: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has just the site for you. Click here to discover potential careers, ways to boost your education, and things to do outside. Also be sure to check out the SCEP and STEP student profiles for a closer look at what it is like to work for the federal government.
   
  Q: I am out of school and looking for a job with the federal government. Where should I go?
  A: The federal government has an entire database dedicated to helping potential employees find a job. Please click here to be redirected to their website.
     

Questions Regarding Public Lands

  Q: I have questions regarding fishing licenses, parking passes, senior passes, equestrian access, and hiking and hunting information. Where should I go?
  A: The answers to all of these questions and more can be found on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife website.
   
  Q: What public land does the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manage?
  A: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manages over 553 refuges within the National Wildlife Refuge System. Click here to find a refuge near you!
     

Questions Regarding Publications or Ongoing Studies

  Q: I am interested in viewing publications publications written by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff members. Where should I look?
  A: Click here to be redirected to our Publications page.
   
  Q: I am interested in learning more about ongoing studies that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is involved in. Where should I look?
  A: Click here to be redirected to our Ongoing Studies page.
     
   
     

Last updated: June 26, 2013
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